Booragul Real Estate
Booragul is a suburb of the City of Lake Macquarie. It is located to the north of Toronto in New South Wales. Booragul in aboriginal means “summer” or “warm place.”
The history of Booragul dates back to the early 19th Century when in 1829, Madame Rens of Sydney received a grant of 914 acres in the Teralba Parish. She, however, did not develop it, thereby, the property reverted to the Crown. In 1830, it was granted to Captain James Ranclaud whose wife and son could not maintain it after his death in 1832, and they too lost it back to the Crown. It was then granted to Dr. James Mitchell in 1842. Subsequently, there were 4 subdivisions in the early 20th Century. His daughter, Margaret Quigley and her descendants helped in the development of Booragul.
The earliest industry in Booragul was a slaughterhouse. During World War II, the Defence Department used a section of the town as an army camp. This at the end of the war started being used for housing of air force personnel. The first Railway Station opened in 1926, and the town got its first Post Office in 1953. Booragul Public School opened in 1955 followed by Booragul High in 1958. Booragul Public School has a great history and is a prestigious educational institution in the Lake Macquarie area. It is located against the backdrop of beautiful Lake Macquarie and offers a wonderful place for both studies and play to its students.
Places of Interest in Booragul
• Quigley Memorial: The Quigley Memorial is located at the top of Mikal Way, Booragul.
• Booragul Cemetery: It is behind the Railway Station extending into the woods. It is in serious state of neglect.
• Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery: This is located in Booragul. Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery is an exceptional cultural and tourist destination. It has a serene location on the banks of Lake Macquarie. Extremely child friendly, it has a Family Activity Center and also hosts a number of courses for both children and adults. This is a great place to enjoy the best works of art from artists from all around Australia. It has beautifully landscaped grounds, a sculpture park and an award-winning exhibition facility renowned all over Australia. You could get an exposure to tasteful Aboriginal projects here too as a part of the program.
If you enjoy shopping, then the shop here offers a veritable treat of superb quality handcrafted ceramics, jewellery, glass, textiles, books, cards, and other merchandise. You can buy some really valuable items here at reasonable prices.
Booragul thus offers pleasant surroundings, good places for shopping, eating out, indulging in fun and games, and art and culture.
Booragul is a good place for setting up your home or investing in real estate. For further information or for any queries regarding properties for sale or for rent, contact No Bull Real Estate, an award-winning real estate agent in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie.